US dollar losing grounds depressed by inflation report

Posted 14 January, 2019

The inflation report in the USA has put pressure on the greenback. The released data showed that the December CPI decreased by 0.1%  m-o-m, but rose 1.9% y-o-y. This means that the last month of the past year was marked by the first monthly decline in  CPI over 9 months. At the same time, the annual inflation figures were 2% below the results of August 2017. 

The US dollar is mainly affected by the intentions of Beijing to boost its currency ahead of the anticipated trade agreement, as the market analyst noted. The US dollar index has dropped by 0.16% on Monday.

The yuan has peaked since the mid-July today. For reference, the currency gained some 1.7% over the past week.

Today, the US dollar weakened against the euro with the euro-to-US dollar rate reaching some $1.1470, whereas the previous session was closed at $1.1469.

The greenback posted negative dynamics vs the Japanese currency as well. The exchange rate was near 108.19.

Meanwhile, in the UK, the parliament will vote for the Brexit on January 15. There are concerns that Theresa May's deal can be rejected, which will lead to further delay in the departure from the EU. In this situation, the sterling is sliding against the dollar. The sterling-to-US dollar exchange rate stands at $.2823. ($1.2844 earlier).

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